A Day for the Students of Law on the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture


The Legal Clinic at Al-Istiqlal University in cooperation with the Independent Commission for Human Rights organized an active learning day entitled "The National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture" for students of the Faculty of Law in the presence of Prof. Dr. Moaweya Ibrahim, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Nezam Salahat, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Mr. Mousa Abu Duhaim and Mr. Anas Bowatna, representatives of the Independent Commission for Human Rights, Ms. Karama Faraj, the Head of Legal Clinic Section, and the heads of departments with a group of faculty members.

Dr. Moaweya Ibrahim said that such courses are very important for the students, thanking the Independent Commission for Human Rights for their interest in providing such courses, wishing the students to convey their experience and benefit, with the need to practice it in their daily life.

In this context, Dr. Salahat stressed the importance of this kind of activities, which contributes in raising the awareness of the students and participants, in addition to departing from the traditional style of lectures and giving them a practical style that settles in the minds of students. Also, he praised the efforts of the Independent Commission and its continued cooperation with the University for organizing such activities which contribute in building the knowledge.

In her turn, Ms. Karama Faraj said that the day of learning comes within a series of workshops and events carried out by the Legal Clinic targeting the student of the University from various disciplines and seeking to combat violence and torture. So these courses are very important for the students, the development of the legal awareness and the human understanding in their various transactions especially that they will work in the security institutions.

Finally, the day of learning focused on the definition of a number of concepts for the students, the most important of which is torture under the optional protocol of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to which the State of Palestine has acceded and ratified on 28/12/2017, the guidelines of the national preventive mechanisms issued by the Subcommittee of Prevention, the Principles relating to the status of national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights and international best practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the national mechanism for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment.